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Best of New York Fashion Week AW17

New York came and went pretty quickly it seems, and from show to show there appeared to be a whole lot of nothing on the faces. This is of course not unsual as the no makeup, makeup tends to rule many a runway, and still requires makeup artists to carry an arsenal of products to achieve said look.

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Best of New York Fashion Week SS17

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This season New York showed that they are not just about the girl next door. Statement lips popped up at Thom Browne, DKNY and Cushnie et Ochs. At Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Altuzarra, and Victoria Beckham it was all about the eyes. Boss pared back the makeup and showed beautiful skin as the focus feature.

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Model of the Year Anna Ewers

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Not a shock that the gorgeous Anna Ewers scored the industry’s top vote for Model of the Year. 2015 was the year of Anna, working with the best of the best in the industry resulted in stunning campaigns, editorials and runways.

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Pre-Fall Collections 2016

 

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I was reading an article today on Dazed about how fast fashion is these days. Literally speaking there’s barely a moment between seasons before we’re on to the next. As a fashion addict the more newness for me to pore over the better, but as a designer I’m sure it’s a completely different story.

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The Best of New York Fashion Week SS16

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The New York shows kicked off spring fashion month with some spectacular collections. Riccardo Tisci brought Givenchy state side for what was probably one of the most anticipated shows of the week. Pat McGrath created two stunning beauty looks for the event. An elaborate jewel and lace face for the couture retrospective and then a dewy skin and brow-less look for the spring looks.

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Endless Summer

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Here in Vancouver it feels like the longest summer in years. The typical grey rainy days have been so few, that my summer wardrobe has almost been completely exhausted. I am certainly not complaining. I am more than happy to continue on with a heavy rotation of shorts,

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Best of New York Fashion Week AW15

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As was the case last fall, I’m behind in my collection reviews due to being in London last week for fashion week. Flashback to New York where eyes definitely seemed to be the focus of many of the looks and natural matte skin was popular. I liked what Tom Pecheux did at Altuzarra combing cool and warm cream shadows for a 80’s feel on the eyes.

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Victoria Beckham & Alexander Wang AW 2015

NYFW_Victoria_Beckham_Alexander_WangThe New York Collections are hot, which is a good thing because it looks absolutely freezing there. Pat McGrath’s creation for Victoria Beckham consisted of full eyebrows and smudgy lower liner that dropped lower in the centre. Lips were void of any colour, and the girls skin glowed. In contrast to Beckham’s polished look,

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Best of New York Fashion Week SS15

New York fashion week had a very strong theme: no makeup, makeup. In the case of Marc Jacobs it was literally no makeup! Francois Nars was said to have used moisturizer to prep and unless the model had a blemish no makeup was applied at all.

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Transition to Fall: Light Eyebrows

I standby the fact that full eyebrows frame the eyes and add character to the face, but I still love bleached brows in the right situation. Usually the appropriate environment for such a look would be for a show like at Givenchy and Alexander Wang or on a shoot.

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